Awards and Recognition


Girl Scout volunteers are valuable assets and deserve to have their time and talents recognized!  GSUSA’s and our council’s formal adult recognition programs are designed to recognize outstanding accomplishments that go well beyond what is expected of the person in the position and reflect how the person’s service exceeds defined criteria. The significance and impact of Girl Scout volunteers cannot simply be measured in years of service but in the impact on the young women whose lives are enriched by the Girl Scout Leadership Experience.

GSUSA and council award nominations are due January 30, 2016.  Awards will be presented at the annual council meeting in April.

Service unit awards are a way to recognize volunteers and community partners in your service unit. They may be presented at the service unit’s end-of-year recognitions celebration or other appropriate time.   Nominations are due by March 15, 2016.

For tips on writing nominations and more ways to honor our great volunteers check out our Adult Recognitions Resource Guide.

Recognize a Volunteer Today!

If you would like to nominate a volunteer for recognition, please follow the procedures below:

Step #1: Look up past awards the person may have received: Past Award Recipients

Step #2:  Determine which award best fits the volunteer’s accomplishments and service Adult Recognitions At a Glance

Step #3:  Complete the appropriate award nomination forms

Step #4: Obtain letters endorsing the nomination, if required: Endorsement Letter

Step #5: Submit the nomination forms and letters of endorsement (if required) by January 30, 2016

Self-nominations are accepted for the Volunteer Years of Service Pin onlyPlease use the Volunteers Years of Service form to  nominate yourself or another volunteer.  


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Click on the award title for more information and the nomination form.

President’s Award

Volunteer of Excellence

Appreciation Pin

Honor Pin

Thanks Badge

Thanks Badge II

Juliette Low Community Partnership Award

Discover Award

Outstanding Mentor Award

Helping Hands Award